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LaGene Ross Sims

Jun 7, 1949 Jan 23, 2022

LaGene Ross Sims passed away January 23, 2022 in South Jordan, Utah of Coronavirus. She was born in Vernal, UT June 7, 1949 to Val Gene Ross and LaWanna Manwaring Ross. She and her mother lived the first 18 months of her life with her grandparents while her father finished his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in Canada. She lived in Utah until she was 7 years old when her family then moved to Washington. She graduated from Redmond High School in 1967 then attended Weber State College where she met Rodney Wayne Sims at the Institute of Religion. They were married on December 13, 1968 in the Salt Lake Temple. They first lived in Ogden for 5 months then in Holladay for 5 months. They moved to West Valley City where they lived for 10 years. They have since owned their home in South Jordan from March 1979 until the present. She served in numerous church callings throughout her life and her favorite callings included: Young Women’s President and Branch Specialist at Pheasant Run Alzheimer’s Unit. She enjoyed working as a school crossing guard in early 1980’s from which she transferred to be a teacher’s aide at Monte Vista Elementary to assist her son – Paul. She continued there until 1991. She then transferred to Jordan Resource Center (JRC, later called River’s Edge) where she worked as a para-educator teaching sewing, cooking, jewelry making, etc. until June 2013 when she retired. She was a wonderful cook and crafter. She is lovingly survived by her husband of 53 years: Rod, her devoted children: Rodney Wayne Sims II (Jennifer), Paul Uruma Judd (Jessica), Crista Sharlynn Yancey (Will), her loving grandchildren (her whole world): Corbin, Jaden, Cymmone, Rodney Wayne III, Jaxon, Madison, Jaden, Jordan, and her wonderful siblings: Val Duane (Ruth), Ann (Eric), Glade (Laura), Richard (Jane), and Sharee (Jim).

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Church Building

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

1988 West 11400 South
South Jordan, UT 84095

Funeral Service

Church Building

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM

1988 West 11400 South
South Jordan, UT 84095

Livestream Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM


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Jan 25, 2022
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